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ThinkGrid and MigrationWiz Partner to Accelerate Cloud Adoption

January 19
09:37 2011

Web Hosting News – ThinkGrid, the world’s first platform vendor enabling real IT services from the cloud, today announced a new partnership with MigrationWiz designed to accelerate adoption of cloud services. Resellers that offer ThinkGrid’s cloud based Hosted Exchange service can now significantly reduce costs associated with migration from on-premise Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft Small Business Server to the cloud. Traditional approaches to Exchange migration typically require resellers to visit a customer’s premises and manually perform the migration. Using MigrationWiz with pre-configured settings for ThinkGrid Hosted Exchange seamlessly automates the entire process over the cloud. This ensures that downtime is dramatically reduced. For resellers, this not only breaks down barriers to cloud adoption, it allows them to increase margins on the professional services they offer their customers alongside other cloud offerings.

“Hosted Exchange is a great door opener and clearly highlights to the customer the potential of cloud computing. Businesses see a rapid ROI from this cloud service as it’s low-cost, hassle-free and, in many instances, much more reliable than having an Exchange server onsite,” said Rob Lovell, CEO at ThinkGrid. “Resellers often come to us for Hosted Exchange because they see the opportunity for long-term recurring revenue streams. Nonetheless, migration to Hosted Exchange can be a time-intensive, manual process. Thanks to our partnership with MigrationWiz, resellers now have a significantly faster and pain free approach for taking customers to the cloud. In fact, once customers are on board with Hosted Exchange, they then start to see the benefit of moving a variety of applications to the cloud.”

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MigrationWiz is a complete cloud-based migration service with no hardware or software to install. This patent pending self-service solution is the only one of its kind, allowing resellers to scale to hundreds of thousands of simultaneous migrations at any given second. In contrast, on-premise migration software requires deployment of additional servers.

According to Geeman Yip, CEO at MigrationWiz: “A key driver for cloud adoption is greater efficiency and flexibility with IT, particularly when it comes to costs associated with hardware and software. Using on-premise migration software is essentially a step backward because you’re asking customers to shoulder extra infrastructure costs in order to move to the cloud. It just doesn’t make sense. By working with ThinkGrid, we’re able to help solve this problem for thousands of resellers that are now seeing the advantages of offering cloud services.”

ThinkGrid’s Hosted Exchange settings are pre-configured and MigrationWiz is available today. Resellers can secure significant discounts by signing up for the MigrationWiz partner program at

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